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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

Monthly Banding Summary, September 2015

10.16.15
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September is full of change: migrant breeders departed for their southerly wintering grounds, others stopped here to refuel along their migratory journey, while other species that over-winter in Marin but breed to the north returned.

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Monthly Banding Summary, August 2015

10.06.15
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Fall migration has arrived, with lots of exciting captures at the Palomarin Field Station.

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Monthly Banding Summary, July 2015

09.15.15
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The long summer days persist—breeding season winds down and a lot of unbanded juveniles show up. Activity is notably slower and quieter by the end of month, and the summer season draws to a close.

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Monthly Banding Summary, May 2015

07.02.15
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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

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Where Are They Now? Featuring 2011 Palomarin Intern Amanda Gallinat

06.16.15
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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

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Monthly Banding Summary, February 2015

04.06.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Emma Cox and Hilary Allen with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: February was a gloriously sunny yet drearily slow month with regards to our capture rates here at the Palomarin Field Station (Palo). We had our first (and hopefully last) days with […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2015

03.17.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding intern Adelle Anderson with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: This month many exciting species and individuals were captured at Palomarin and our other West Marin banding sites.  The first exciting capture came on January 10th when an Acorn Woodpecker was captured for the tenth […]

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Amazing Wrentit Capture

02.13.15
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This post was written by banding intern (and former nest searching intern) Hilary Allen with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. An Old Friend The Palomarin Field Station had a celebrity visitor last month…a female Wrentit who will turn 13 this spring, making her the oldest known Wrentit! The oldest Wrentit recorded on the Bird […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, December 2014

02.10.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Emma Cox and Adriana Caicedo with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor, and Diana Humple, Palomarin Program Leader. Exciting Captures and Observations: December alternated big storm days with big bird days. In fact, we had the highest rainfall ever recorded in 40 years (we started collecting rainfall […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, October 2014

11.20.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Bobby Wilcox and Kaitlin Murphy with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: October was celebratory, with beautiful weather and exciting events here at the Palomarin Field Station. October is known for its warm, sunny days here in Marin, and this one lived up […]

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